Wall Street Journal

Cyprus Bailout, Bank Run Spook Markets

Markets around the world are lower today after a run on bank deposits in Cyprus over the weekend. That followed a decision by euro-zone officials to tax depositors to help pay for a national bailout. There's concern that the new bank crisis could spread to Italy, Spain and beyond.

Newspapers: Going...Going...Gone!

For anybody who has followed the news over the past few years (probably on a computer), the long-awaited demise of newspapers shouldn't come as much of a surprise. But on Wednesday, the bell tolled once again for the printed word when the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for the Digital Future offered a prophecy: Within five years, only four major daily papers will continue in print form.

The Financial Landscape: An Economic Spilt Personality

Is the American recovery fast or slow? Depends on who you ask. The Wall Street Journal sees corporate America merrily rolling along while Main Street suffers. The New York Times warns that Wall Street is about to feel the pinch too. But nobody is all that optimistic about Greece today.

Are CEOs Worth the High Salaries and Big Bonuses?

CEO bonuses rose 30.5% in the past year, but are the heads of large U.S. firms really earning their hefty compensation packages by creating increased profits and shareholder value? A closer look reveals wide disparities: There are some Bargain CEOs, but also some Hogs and Value Destroyers.

Obama Orders Review of Federal Business Regulations

President Barack Obama said he will order an overhaul of U.S. business regulations in a bid to cut unnecessary red tape and improve consumer protection. In an opinion piece in today%u2019s Wall Street Journal, Obama said the overhaul will address issues such as the need for new safety rules for infant formula and a faster procedure for approving new medical devices.

Hey John Tesh: Why Are You Lifting Content?

Why is John Tesh, the multitalented composer, lifestyle guru and former host of "Entertainment Tonight," using copyrighted content to fill his advice blog? We'd ask him ourselves if he weren't so damned popular.

How The Wall Street Journal Sounds Like Fox News

If you have any doubt that The Wall Street Journal is fast becoming steeped in the corporate culture of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., I invite you to read a couple of quotations from today's news.

Arianna Huffington's
Glass House

Arianna Huffington likes to blast "the media" for getting distracted by silliness like the Balloon Boy story. But no one's more distracted, or distracting, than her own Huffington Post.

News Corp.'s
$1 Million to the GOP: No Big Deal

It looks terrible when company that owns some of the nation's biggest news outlets drops a wad of cash in the lap of one political party. But when you get down to it, there's no reason News Corp.'s donation to the Republican Governors Association is any worse than what happens every day.

No TV news anchors?

Tribune Co.'s Chief Executive Randy Michaels has some interesting ideas on how to remake the 163-year-old news company, including television news...

Arianna Huffington, Reluctant Prognosticator?

"I don't do predictions," says Arianna Huffington, although she actually does, quite enthusiastically. But perhaps she shouldn't given her difficulty sticking to the facts of the present.

Sarah Ellison on the 'War at The Wall Street Journal'

The author came by DailyFinance's offices recently to talk about what it was like having a ringside seat to Rupert Murdoch's intrigues, why she thinks the Bancroft family would have sold Dow Jones for even less than Murdoch paid, and whether he is forcing his political views into the news pages.

Newspaper Circulation: WSJ Bucks the Downward Trend

Only one of the 25 largest U.S. newspapers increased its circulation in the last six months: The Wall Street Journal. USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times were all down significantly.

The WSJ vs. the NYT: It's a Newspaper War!

Verbal bullets were flying Monday at a launch event for The Wall Street Journal's New York City metro section. Managing editor Robert Thomson accused The New York Times of alienating readers with biased reporting and risking its reputation by outsourcing its news gathering.

Did WSJ Editor Fudge His Role in Photo Prank?

A visual joke by The Wall Street Journal at the expense of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger has resulted in further bad feelings between the two papers -- and in accusations that Robert Thomson, the Journal's editor, isn't above bending the truth to avoid confrontation.

Murdoch: NY Times No Longer Covers NYC

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch today officially acknowledged that the Wall Street Journal will launch a widely expected metro section covering New York -- because, he implied, Journal archrival The New York Times is no longer covering it.